North River Rd to Upper Santeetlah - 81

Total Miles


1322.01 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trek starts at North River which is a well-maintained gravel road and then transitions to the Upper Santeetlah(81) trail which is less maintained. The Upper Santeetlah is not too bad and can be navigated by 2WD vehicles but you would need to go slow...make note that it is narrow in places. Lots of places to camp along this route and I believe you can disperse camp. The views can be awesome, especially in the fall when the leaves are off the trees. Towards the end of this trek, the road runs next to Santeetlah Creek where you will see lots of awesome waterfalls. There is no cell service (Verizon).


This trail is not too difficult but can be rutted in places and rough.

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